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Graduate Student Day - Friday April 8, 2016

Graduate Student Day — an annual celebration, competition, and award ceremony — is the University of South Carolina’s most comprehensive showcase of graduate scholarly and creative work. Sponsored by The Graduate School and held each spring, the event provides students an opportunity to present their work to the university and the larger community.

The day is divided into two parts: morning competitions and an afternoon awards ceremony. Competition categories are:

  • Research Oral Presentation
  • Research Poster Presentation
  • Creative Performance and Display
  • 3-Minute Thesis/Dissertation Speech

Graduate Student Day is open to master’s and doctoral students. All students wishing to present their work must submit a proposal in the Graduate Management System (GMS). Proposals must include an abstract of no more than 300 words. Proposals must be submitted via GMS by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 4th.

All presenters will be invited to a lunch following the schedule of presentations. The event will then include an awards ceremony where presentation competition winners will be announced, along with other graduate student awards administered by The Graduate School.

Categories

RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION

Describe your work and its potential value to society in a 12 minute research presentation. Audiovisual aids may be used.

POSTER PRESENTATION

Present your research in a format consistent with posters displayed at academic or professional conferences. Posters are judged on clarity of content, presentation display, and explanation of how the research impacts the presenter’s field and society.

CREATIVE PRESENTATION

Present your creative expertise in a way that portrays its significance to your field and/or society. Your aim should be to engage your audience to the point that they want to know more about your work.

3 MINUTE THESIS/DISSERTATION SPEECH

Explain the essence and significance of your thesis or dissertation in 3 minutes or less.You are allowed, but not required, to display one PowerPoint slide throughout the presentation.

Contact

If you have questions about Graduate Student Day, please contact Wright Culpepper at culpeppa@mailbox.sc.edu or 803-777-2477.